Welcome to Big Horn Mountain Creations and Quilting......Quilt Stylist

Welcome to Big Horn Mountain Creations, Quilting and Embroidery.
Custom quilts and embroidery, also longarm quilting service. No two quilts alike, made especially for you. Feel free to contact me if you want a special work of art for yourself.
Grab a cuppa and enjoy the quilts.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Leather Quilting

Quilting in Leather

I have been interested in learning to quilt and embroider on leather 
for a while now.  When I found an artist teaching this
techniques online I just had to give it a try.

The class Cathy had open is called Goddess

I made a few changes to my piece from her original.  
Instead of a face I choose to put my flowers in a pot.
After quilting on my Nolting long arm I began the dyeing process
All of the steps took quite a bit of time.

A bit further on the dyeing, sure makes the design pop

Here is my completed rendition.

"Leather Blooms"

As well as the brown dye of the original I wanted 
color, so took my ink pens to it.  
Also adding crystals for a little more bling

 Some close ups of the detail follow.

 Inking and crystals.

Hung in the stair well leading up to my studio.

Now I am considering what to do next in leather.

It was easy to do.
  I enjoy using this different material 
as well as the dyes and inks. 

Cathy has other great designs to try
or perhaps I will design something of my own.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Applique Baby Quilt

Rock-A-Bye Rainbow Baby Quilt

I was asked to make this quilt.  
It is such a cute quilt, all done with raw edge applique.
Here is my rendition as I began to place all
the pieces where they go.  

 Adding the details, cute applique eyes and embroidered smile on the sun.
A butterfly enjoying the suns warmth.
Bright rainbow colors color the sky of blue.

Baby left by the stork and small woodland creatures looking
after her.  

 Another butterfly, fluttering by, while a baby duck swims in the pond.

 A pair of love birds in a tree.

All of the elements are blanket stitched, with embroidery details.

 Baby has removable diaper, and hand embroidered details.

A closer look at the butterfly.

Hand embroidered details, french knot eyes.

Machine embroidery making this little Ava's quilt.

Baby needed a pink bow.  

And finally a binding of many colors.
I hope Ava will like her quilt.  
A gift from her grandma, Pat.  
That I was privileged to make.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Rifle Case

Rifle Case

Kirk has been asking me to make him a rifle case.

It took a while to find the right materials, mainly the "batting".

So we gathered the oil skin, and Annie's soft and stable.

Next came the design, how to quilt it.  Embroidery or not.
Once we decided on cross hatching and embroidery designs
WE began.

After loading the flannel backing, soft and stable and oil cloth on the longarm,
I started teaching Kirk to quilt.  

 We had to come up with a few ways to do things, like putting a spine
down the back of the case, and how to get that nice and straight.
Since my machine is old and does not have channel lock, Kirk came
up with a block and clamping solution.  So we got the nice straight lines.

Next, I did not own a 30 degree ruler, so he made one out of wood
He then ordered acrylic material so he could make a clear ruler to do this.
Here you see the wood ruler.  It was a bit thick for the machine but 
worked anyway. 
After the first run,  I began the second run creating the diamonds
All this a learning and creating process.
 The completed cross hatching work for the first case.
That wood ruler worked pretty good.  ☺

Then on to the embroidery machine to add the embroidery
 Thank goodness for Mighty Hoops, I never would have been
able to hoop this with my standard machine hoops. 
 I love those hoops.

The completed rifle case after adding zipper and handles.
Trying out two different embroidery designs.

 Interior lined with flannel to cuddle the rifle.
 Embroidery close up.  

Three more rifle cases to come, they will be up for sale.
If interested let me know.
They will be $150.00
These can be special ordered.

Have a blessed day and thank you for visiting
Big Horn Mountain Creations.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Jasmine Star - Quilting

Jasmine Star Quilt


Quilting has begun on the Jasmine Star.
This is the outer most border.
Out lining the floral and leaf designs.
 Using burgundy on the flowers and green on the leaves.
 Took a whole day to do one side of this
king top, and began the flowers.  
Like how it is looking.
BUT a lot of work.
 Not sure yet what I will do in the middle.
Stitch in the ditch for sure.
Design, guess it will evolve. 

Two weeks to get it done, so it can go in the show.
Wish me luck.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jasmine Star Quilt

Jasmine Star Quilt


Center of top completed.
 Working on 24 star blocks
for the outer border.
 The star blocks are done, I am not good at 
doing the same thing over and over, so these 
took awhile.  Below; one of the corners
that go around the center.  These went together fast.
 Top is nearly done.
To big to fit on my design wall so 
here it is on our king bed.
So pretty.
2 more borders to add then onto
the quilting. 
Wish I could get a better picture, 
will have to wait until it is hung up at the quilt show.
A lot of great quilting opportunities here.

I am putting this up for sale, 
so if anyone is interested let me know.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Jasmine Star

Jasmine Star Quilt

I am working on the Jasmine Star Quilt
designer is Marianne Elizabeth Nashua

I found this quilt in Quiltmakers Magazine 6 years
ago and fell in love with it.  Yes it is on the cover.
First kit I had ever purchased.

Can you see why, I fell right in love with this design.
So me.

So it has taken me a while to get to it.
But better late then never.

Spent several weeks working on the cutting out process.
My husband thought I was nuts, 
but in reality it was an enjoyable process and
really makes one pay close attention.  LOL.  

Our quilt group has a retreat at the end of January
and that was my goal to begin this top.
It will be a king size when done.

So here are some of the blocks
The center block.

There are 4 of the cream and raspberry and
4 of the block with the 4 patch in the middle
This is an on point design.
Center is finished and first border is on.

Just started sewing together the green blocks, took a bit to 
get all the components made, tons of flying geese units
24 green blocks (see design) to make.

It will be nice to have another quilt for our room.
I may see about selling this first though.  

I hope to have it finished for our quilt show at the end of May.

Stay tuned.  

Friday, December 09, 2016

Rag Quilt

Rag Quilt and T's Bed

A grandma must share the creative work of her grand children.

First up is Tristan's handy work.
He is 14 and loves to build things 
and cook.
He is also a hunter and takes
care of every aspect of the hunt.

The kids (son-in-law and daughter) have
been making pallet items.  So
T decided to make some things,
a book case
and his new bed 
(head board is out of pallets)

 It was a long wait, but fun opening the box with the quilt
he requested.
 This is the base of his bed, and he made it.  Dad 
helped with the last phase, which was spraying the finish on.

 The dresser to the right is another project, T sanded it
down and refinished it.
 All together.  Talent seems to run in the family.
I have to show you next the table his big brother 
designed and built.  

These two love working with their hands
it is good to see these skills developing.
They had a hand in building their new house with
their mom and dad.